Manuel Betancourt

'Broadway' Posts

The Glass Menagerie, or How Quinto makes for a fantastic Tom Wingfield

 

A Beautiful Production

Since the first chapter of my dissertation is on Tennessee Williams, I’m always eager to check out productions of his work. Earlier this year I got to see a wonderful and captivating production at New World Stages of The Two Character Play. As the actors who put on the titular play, Brian Dourif ...

Company, or How ‘Bobby!’ ‘Bobby!’

You know how sometimes the world gives you hints about what you should do about your life? This is exactly what happened when Netflix suggested I watch Company, the PBS ‘Greatest Performances’ DVD of the Sondheim revival directed by John Doyle starring Raúl Esparza. Not only is it a staggering staging but it is, to this ...

Every Little Step, or How you really hope they get it

Every Little Step Directed by Adam del Deo & James D. Stern

They say (who is ‘they,’ don’t ask me…) that documentaries are as good as their subjects. Maybe this is why I enjoyed Every Little Step so much: its ‘subject’ (auditions and performers, Broadway and a classic musical) is utterly hypnotizing and makes for a great ...

Speed the Plow, or How Raul knocks it out of the park!

Speed the Plow Written by David Mamet Directed by Neil Pepe Starring: Jeremy Piven, Raúl Esparza & Elisabeth Moss

For someone as interested in the world of Hollywood (the world that constantly gives me movies like Beverly Hills Chihuahua and personalities like Adam Sandler) Speed the Plow is a hysterical wit-filled ride as it follows Bobby Gould (a film producer in ...